These pictures were taken by Philip Blanco and Catherine Cavaletto on 1996
August 12 between 0800 and 1000 UT, using a 50mm lens and ISO 1000 film. The
camera was pointed towards the North Pole star (Polaris) for each exposure
of 10-20 minutes. Select any image for a higher quality (JPEG)
JPEGFireball! There appeared to be more of these very bright meteors than
one normally sees on a typical night's observing.
340K JPEGA Perseid crosses close to Polaris (a fainter meteor trail nearby can
also be seen in the full size JPEG image).
340K JPEGA faint meteor is captured lower left, while the blinking lights of a passing
aeroplane leave a trail lower right.
© 1996 P. Blanco and C. Cavaletto.